Guerre d'Algérie...1/48 North American T-6G Texan, Armée de l’Air

April 23, 2022 · in Aviation · · 5 · 1.2K


My dad´s next addition to the French at war theme.
reboxing of the Ocidental kit, Eduard PE detailing set, painted with AK Xtreme Metal Aluminium.
All French combat Texans came with three rocket racks under each wing, the kit has none so my dad did some scratchbuilding. Turned out a bit more crude than the original but better than nothing. The aircraft had also a gunsight, none in the kit too. Found no suiting pieces in the sparesbox to replicate one. The kit gun pods have the gunthroughs at the bottom, looking at the originals they were in middle height. So filled the old holes, drilled some new ones and added plastic rods as gun barrels. Elastic thread was used for antenna wires and brake lines. Wings have no position lights, drilled holes and inserted plastic rods.

Build thread here

Model shows an aircraft of EALA 3/1 in 1961 during the .

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5 responses

  1. Another excellent Spreitzhofer build, Reinhard @grimreaper
    Especially the weathering looks amazing.

  2. Fantastic build, Reinhard!

  3. Very nice, beautifully done!

  4. Great results, thanks for sharing

  5. Beautiful build and lovely details - a great piece of modeling!

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